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Ngaruawahia Memorial Hall

There are a number of halls throughout the Waikato district which can be hired out for meetings and events. These are generally managed by local committees however there are three town halls which are managed by the Waikato District Council.

View the fees and charges relating to the Council managed town halls.

More information about each hall can be found in the list below.

Aka Aka Hall

Aka Aka Community Hall

Location: 809 Aka Aka Road, Aka Aka

Floor Area: Main Hall 349m2, Total 568m2.

Details: Built in 2002 to replace the original hall that was opened in 1912, the Aka Aka Hall is made up of one main hall and a meeting/supper room. The kitchen has a dishwasher, and the hall has chairs and tables along with indoor sports equipment. The venue is suitable for a range of activities including events, classes and sports and recreation. The local school often uses the hall and has joint ownership. Bookings can be made via Aka Aka School or by phone after hours.

Contact:
Tony Volz
Phone: 09 235 7476
Email: anganton@xtra.co.nz

Eureka Hall

Eureka Hall

Location: 1298 State Highway 26, Eureka

Floor Area: Main Hall 229m2, Total 410m2.

Details: The original Eureka Hall was built by the local community in 1914 on land donated by Mrs. Murphy, a pioneer of the area. A new hall was built in the late 1960’s and is the hall on the site today. The hall features a kitchen, toilets, stage, meeting room and plenty of off-street parking. Tables and chairs are available for use. The hall is an excellent venue to host trainings, birthday parties, funerals, community meetings, clubs, and classes.

Contact:
Gayle Orr
Email: eurekahallwaikato@gmail.com

Glen Murray Memorial Hall
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Location: 2400 Highway 22, Glen Murray

Floor Area: Main Hall 209m2, Total 425m2.

Details: Since opening in the 1950’s the Glen Murray War Memorial Hall has been substantially extended and refurbished. The hall was built as a memorial for those in the area who fought in World War 2. With a bar/meeting room and a kitchen area as well as the main hall the space is suitable for community groups of all kinds, social gatherings and more.

Contact:
Joanne FyersPhone: 027 407 8577
Email: joannefyers45@gmail.com

Gordonton District Hall

Gordonton District Hall

Location: 1024 State Highway 1B, Gordonton

Floor Area: Main Hall 288m2, 487m2.

Details: Originally the Hukanui Hall, a rebuild was completed in 1928 and then again in 1998, which is the hall now servicing the Gordonton community. A focal point of the hall is the memorial outside and the small playground. Inside there is a variety of rooms including main hall, a stage, a bar, a large kitchen, toilets and plenty of tables and chairs. The hall is often used for indoor bowls, special birthdays, weddings, craft classes, and hosts an annual Anzac Day service. 

Contact
Sally-Ann Riddell
Phone: 022 107 7562
Email: rriddell@xtra.co.nz

Facebook: @gordontonhall

Horsham Downs Hall

Location: 6 Martin Lane, Horsham Downs

Floor Area: Main Hall 335m2, Total 460m2.

Details: The hall, which was built in 1987 and then extended in 1990 in place of the original 1924 Horsham Downs Hall, features a main hall, meeting room, three badminton courts, and a kitchen with a small bar. Available for use are chairs and tables. The hall is often used for community and sporting events along with music classes and family functions.

Contact:
Anna Pollard
Phone: 021 164 7973
Email: smakpollard@gmail.com

Huntly Civic Centre - Riverside Room

Huntly Civic Centre Complex

Location: 148 Main Street, Huntly

Floor Area: 787 m2 total.
The Riverside Rooms and entry foyer total 270m2.

Details: The Civic Centre holds the Waikato Coalfields Museum collection. Behind the Civic Centre is the Riverside Room. The Riverside Room is available for meetings or small gatherings and features a kitchen and meeting table and chairs. The venue has a new steel roof and aluminium joinery. Toilets are also located at the Complex. Contact our friendly team for more information.

Contact details
Waikato District Council

Huntly Memorial Hall

Huntly Memorial Hall

Location: 33 Wight Street, Huntly

Floor Area: Main Hall 385 m2, Total 735m2.

Details: With a stage, showers, kitchen, and supper room as well as the main hall the Huntly Memorial Hall offers many options for community groups, school groups and social gatherings.

Contact:
Kim Bredenbeck
Phone: 027 494 9640
Email: kim@waikatodistrict.co.nz

Facebook: @huntlywarmemorialhall

Website: https://www.huntly.co.nz/huntly-war-memorial-hall/

Kariaotahi Hall

Kariaotahi Hall

Location: 19 Binns Road, Kariotahi

Floor Area: Main Hall 98m2, Total 125m2

Details: The hall is the former Karioitahi School, built in 1931, and maintains its original interior and fittings. There is a grass roadside car park and some parking space available on the sealed area outside the hall building. There are grassed areas, an old tennis court and outside toilets. Inside there is a main hall, corridor, and a kitchenette with hot water. There are no cooking facilities. The hall hosts various courses and social and community events. It is suitable for small gatherings, meetings, craft, and other activity groups with a maximum of 50 people inside. There are no disability facilities. There is a World War 1 memorial roll of honour inside. 

Contact:
Kay Vincent
Phone: 021 259 1305
Email: kariaotahihallcommittee@gmail.com

Mangatangi Hall

Mangatangi Hall

Location: 1517 Kaiaua Road, Mangatangi 

Floor Area: Main Hall 157m2, Total 405 m2

Details: The original hall was built in 1940 and when the upgrade in 1960 happened the structure was maintained and turned into the supper room. This building is of brick and fibro cladding with a corrugated roof and timber windows and doors. There is a variety of rooms including main hall, stage, lobby entrance, library, dining, kitchen, male and female toilets.

Contact:
Carolyn Shuker
Phone: 021 145 8996 
Email: shukers@xtra.co.nz

Bryce Shuker
Phone: 027 232 7846
Email: shukers@xtra.co.nz

Mangatawhiri Hall

Mangatawhiri Hall

Location: Corner McKenzie and Mangatawhiri Roads

Floor Area: Main Hall 211m2, Total 480 m2

Details: The original Mangatawhiri Hall unfortunately burned down in 1961 but was quickly rebuilt and open to the public again in 1962. This building is of brick and weather board and corrugated iron roof, aluminium joinery. There is a metal carpark, garden shed and water tank. Inside there is a variety of rooms including main hall, dining, kitchen, stage, lobby entrance, male and female toilets.

Contact:
Elizabeth Pope
Phone: 021 814 101
Email: aj.eepope@gmail.com

Lane van den Brink 
Phone: 027 522 9464
Email: lane.vandenbrink@smithandsons.co.nz

Facebook: @mangatawhiri-community-hall

Maramarua Hall

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Location: 2258 State Highway 2, Maramarua 

Floor Area: Main Hall 238m2, Total 370m2

Details: This building was originally constructed in 1903. There have been some additions and renovations over the years. There is a sealed carpark shared with the Maramarua Volunteer Fire Brigade and some grassed areas. Inside there is a variety of rooms including a main hall, kitchen, and toilets. The hall has wheelchair access. It is used for indoor bowls, community events such as school activities and Anzac Day services. 

Contact:
Lynette Platten
Phone: 027 634 6404
Email: lynettecranfield@gmail.com

Matangi Hall

Matangi Hall

Location: 478 Tauwhare Road, Matangi

Floor Area: Main Hall 235m2, Total 410m2

Details: Rebuilt in 1961 after the original 1904 Matangi hall fell victim to fire in 1959, the hall features a variety of rooms including a main hall, kitchen, dining, lobby, stage, and toilets, including an accessible toilet. The hall is used for indoor bowls, badminton, Plunket, events, community meetings and school discos.

Contact: 
Betty Clough
Phone: 027 825 7850
Email:  littlebit1946.me@gmail.com

Meremere Hall

Meremere Hall

Location: 21 Heather Green Avenue, Meremere 

Floor Area: Main Hall 518m2, Total 795 m2

Details: One of the newest halls in the district, Meremere Hall has one meeting room, offices, and the main hall. The kitchen has four stoves and a dishwasher, and 110 chairs and tables are available. Toilets, showers, wheelchair access and indoor basketball courts along with a sealed carpark are all features.  The hall is used for sport and recreation, events, classes, and community meetings. The local fire brigade also holds their training at the hall and the doctor’s clinic is based out of the hall.

Contact:
Okeroa Rogers
Phone: 022 567 1549
Email: community.meremere@gmail.com

Facebook: @meremere-community-centre

Naike Hall

Naike Hall

Location:3648 Highway 22, Naike

Floor Area: 270m2 

Details: The Naike Hall features a kitchen, supper room, toilets and access to tables and chairs to seat 100. Indoor bowling equipment, badminton net, table tennis table and a tennis court are also features. The hall is used for indoor bowls, a dance studio for performances and the free wheeler group. The school buildings next door are also available for use.

Contact:
Kate Logan-Smith
Phone: 027 847 6302
Email: northnaike@gmail.com

Wendy Hamerton
Phone: 027 539 2956
Email: hamertonfamily512@gmail.com

Ngāruawāhia Memorial Hall

Ngaruawahia Memorial Hall

Location: 5 Galileo Street, Ngāruawāhia

Floor Area: 370 m2 

Details: The hall is made up of one main hall and a meeting/supper room. Features include a stage, kitchen, toilets, and a storeroom. The hall is used by dance groups, Sport Waikato, art and craft classes, family events and community meetings including church groups, Lions Club, and the local schools.

Contact details:
Waikato District Council

Ohinewai Hall

Ohinewai Hall

Location: 1 Lilley Lane, Ohinewai

Floor Area: 410 m2

Details: Ohinewai Hall is made up of a large clean, air-conditioned hall; an anteroom for smaller meetings; kitchen with fridge, oven, and microwave. There are also lockable storage rooms, chairs, tables, toilets, and showers.  A large carpark is often used for caravan clubs who use the hall as a communal area.  Three artificial tennis courts and a tennis clubroom at the rear of the property make up this complex. The facility is regularly used by a wide variety of groups: badminton, wood-turners, school events, exercise clubs, weddings, parties, religious groups, and community gatherings.  Inexpensive to hire and in a great location for people coming from different locations, it's a good "in the middle" place to meet.

Contact:

Joy Dugdale
Phone: 027 659 5829
Email: oacommittee@hotmail.co.nz

Catherine Maher
Phone: 021 436 221
Email: oacommittee@hotmail.co.nz

Opuatia Hall

Opuatia Hall

Location: 21 Otuiti Road, Opuatia

Floor Area: 165 m2 

Details: The hall features a kitchen, chairs and tables, a playhouse and tennis court. The hall is available for hire and has been used for sports days, weddings, first, fifth, 21st, 30th and 50th parties and events such as fashion shows, trivial pursuit evenings and craft/market days.

Contact:
Natalie Smith
Phone: 027 284 6060
Email: smithgr8dig@gmail.com

Facebook: @opuatia-community-centre

Orini Hall

Orini Hall

Location: 1331 Orini Road, RD1, Orini

Floor Area: 305 m2

Details: The hall features a kitchen, chairs and tables and is used for indoor bowls, events such as weddings, birthday parties and school discos. Community meetings are also held in the hall. Redecorated toilets. Off street parking for approx. 30 cars.

Contact:

Mike Read
Phone: 021 125 7350
Email: candmread@xtra.co.nz

 

Otaua Hall

Otaua Hall

Location: 34 Maioro Road, Otaua

Floor Area: 360 m2

Details: Built in 1898, this building is of Versaclad weatherboard cladding, metal roof and aluminium joinery. There is a sealed carpark, grass area, deck, and tennis courts. Inside there is a variety of rooms including main hall, kitchenette, and toilets.

Contact:

Kara Thornton
Phone: 027 607 5384
Email: ckthornton@xtra.co.nz

Pōkeno Hall

Pokeno Hall

Location: 19 Market Street, Pōkeno

Floor Area: 410 m2

Details: The hall is comprised of a main hall, supper room and kitchen. There are chairs, tables, cups etc along with toilets and parking. Internet is installed and available for any hirer and their guests to use. The hall is used for family gatherings, boxing fitness, yoga, children’s events, art classes, community meetings, church services, tangihanga, Plunket, craft markets, Girl Guides and Brownies. The school also use the hall for activities. 

Contact:
Haupai Montgomery 
Phone: 027 470 8674
Email: pokenocommunityhall@gmail.com

Janet Baillee 
Phone: 022 300 6446
Email: pokenocommunityhall@gmail.com

Facebook: @pokeno-community-hall

Port Waikato Community Hub

Port Waikato Community Hub

Location: Maunsell Rd, Port Waikato

Details: Also known as Sunset Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, built following the deconstruction of the former town hall due to erosion risk.

Contact:Carolyn Edwards
Phone: 021 226 8543
Email: hubadmin@sunsetbeach.org.nz

Website: http://sunsetbeachcommunity.org

Pukekawa Hall

Pukekawa Hall

Location: 38 Clark & Denize Road, Pukekawa

Floor Area: 348m2

Details: The facility is made up of one main hall, a kitchen and supper room (both with decks) and a stage area. There are toilets, chairs, and tables available. The hall is used for indoor bowls, dance lessons, family events and community groups use it for fundraising events such as trivia nights. The hall is used by the local school for its end of year prizegiving.

Contact:
Yvonne Schwass
Phone: 027 357 2371
Email: pukekawahall@gmail.com

Puketaha Hall

Puketaha Hall

Location: 403 Puketaha Road, Puketaha

Floor Area: 375m2

Details: The Puketaha Hall is made up of one main hall, a kitchen, toilets, and a stage. There are changing rooms to the side of the stage and storage under the stage. Available are chairs and tables. The hall is used for indoor bowls, Zumba sessions, family events, meetings, school and church groups.

Contact:

Rob McGuire
Phone: 07 824 3696 or 0274 970 966
Email: rjmcguire512@gmail.com

Raglan Town Hall

Raglan Town Hall

Location: 41 Bow Street, Raglan

Floor Area: 460 m2

Details: The facility is made up of one main hall and two rooms on either side of the front porch which are sub-let. There is also a supper room and kitchen. The hall has a stage, lots of chairs, tables, and toilets. It is used for karate and taibo, family events, classes including arts groups, yoga and dance classes, community meetings and events including weddings.”

Contact:
Tony Oosten

Mobile: 027 591 3738

Email: tony.oosten@gmail.com


Amy Rodger
Phone: 027 279 1138
Email: amy.rodger@waidc.govt.nz

Ruawaro Central Districts Hall

Ruawaro Central Districts Hall

Location: Cnr Waikowhai Road & Hetherington Road, Ruawaro

Floor Area: 410m2

Details: The hall, which was built in 1953, features a large metal carpark, some grassed areas and the front entrance allows for wheelchair access. Inside there are a variety of rooms including the main hall, kitchen, dining, toilets, chairs and tables and storage.

Contact:
Tina Lindop
Phone: 021 268 4521
Email: tinaklindop@icloud.com

Tamahere Hall and Community Centre

Tamahere Hall and Community Centre

Location: 17 Devine Road, Tamahere

Floor Area: 850m2

Details: Built in 2006, the hall is made up of a main area/gymnasium which has markings for basketball, badminton, and volleyball. There are two meeting rooms, one on the ground floor and one upstairs. Upstairs has an attached tearoom. There is also a stage, green room, and kitchen downstairs. The hall also has storage rooms, toilets, and a bluetooth/wireless sound system. The facility is used by various sports groups and fitness classes, school holiday programmes, adult dance classes, dance competitions, balls, and weddings. The community also hold meetings, fairs, expos, and the local school use it for assemblies, sports practice, prizegiving and cultural events.

To find out more information about booking the Tamahere Community Centre please go to the website www.tamaherecommunitycentre.co.nz where you can read FAQs and if you would like to make a booking you can fill in the booking request. 

Contact: 
Graham McAdam
Phone: 027 268 4301
Email: smag.mac1@gmail.com

Website: www.tamaherecommunitycentre.co.nz

Taupiri Soldiers and Settlers Hall

Taupiri Soldiers and Settlers Hall

Location: 12 Te Putu St, Taupiri

Floor Area: 371m2

Details: The facility is made up of a main hall area, dining room, kitchen (including two pie warmers, stove, and fridge) and toilets. Also available are chairs and tables. The hall is used for indoor bowls, family events and church groups.

Contact:
Jacqui Henry
Email: taupirihallcommittee@gmail.com 
Phone: 027 601 5859

Jo Morley
Email: taupirihallcommittee@gmail.com 
Phone: 027 478 9178

Taupiri War Memorial Hall

Taupiri War Memorial Hall

Location: 16 Greenlane Rd, Taupiri

Floor Area: 200m2

Details: The Taupiri War Memorial Hall features a main hall, kitchen (including a pie warmer, microwave, stove, and fridge) and toilets.  Also available are chairs and tables. It is used for Toast Masters, Spinners and Weavers, family events and community meetings.

Chairperson
Jo Morley
Email: taupirihallcommittee@gmail.com
Phone: 027 478 9178

Secretary and bookings
Jacqui Henry
Email: taupirihallcommittee@gmail.com 
Phone: 027 601 5859

Tauwhare War Memorial Hall

Location: 1153 Tauwhare Road, Tauwhare

Floor Area: 300m2

Details: Tauwhare hall features a stage, toilets, kitchen, storeroom, pulpit along with chairs and tables. It is used for indoor bowls, Waikato Dutch Dancers, Irish dancing, birthday parties, church carol service along with yoga classes and a range of community events like quiz nights and community potluck dinners. The local school also uses the hall along with the Tauwhare playgroup. Bookings can be made via the Facebook page.

Contact:

Lockie Verner
Phone: 027 476 9568
Email: stacey.verner@xtra.co.nz

Nigel Campbell
Phone: 027 500 9041
Email: envyofangels@gmail.com

Facebook: @tauwharehall1953

Te Akau Hall

Location: 953 Te Akau Road, Te Akau

Floor Area: 210 m2

Details: There is a timber weatherboard cladding with an iron roof and timber joinery. There is a metal car park. Inside are a variety of rooms including a main hall, lobby kitchen, library, storage, male and female toilets. The hall is used by the adjacent school often.

Contact:

Tom Jackson
Phone: 021 929 389
Email: tombhjackson@gmail.com

Te Hoe Hall

Te Hoe Hall

Location: Cnr Te Hoe Road & 1726 Tahuna Road, Te Hoe 

Floor Area: 410m2

Details: The hall features a supper room, kitchen, bar and stage with chairs and tables also available. It is used for family gatherings, meetings, and school functions.

Contact details:

Jono Gofton
Email: goftonjono@gmail.com 
Phone: 021943564

Te Kohanga Hall

Te Kohanga Hall

Location: Cnr Kohanga Road & Tuakau Bridge – Port Waikato Road, Te Kohanga

Floor Area: 270 m2

Details: There is weatherboard and corrugated cladding with corrugated iron roof. There is a small, sealed carpark and grassed areas. Inside are a variety of rooms including a main hall, stage, lobby, kitchen facilities, and male and female toilets.

Contact:

Newa Hira
Phone: 027 322 9447
Email: merepounamu1@gmail.com

Percy Kukutai
Phone: 021 127 99777
Email: percykukutai@gmail.com


Te Kowhai Hall

Te Kowhai Hall

Location: 612 Horotiu Road, Te Kowhai

 

Floor Area: 500m2

Details: The hall features a full large modern kitchen, chairs, tables, and a stage. Toilets are also available. The hall is used for a range of sports including badminton and indoor bowls, family events and community meetings.

Contact:

Suzy McPhail
Phone: 022 566 1286
Email: tekowhaihs@gmail.com  

 

Te Mata Hall

Te Mata Hall

Location: 775 Te Mata Road, Te Mata 

Floor Area: 300m2

Contact:

Margarette Cornes
Phone: 027 240 8310
Email: margie.c@xtra.co.nz

Tuakau Memorial Hall

Tuakau Memorial Hall

Location: 70 George Street, Tuakau

Floor Area: 305 m2

Details: There is a solid masonry wall with stucco plaster finish cladding with metal roof, metal, aluminium, and timber joinery. Inside is a variety of rooms including a main hall, foyer, kitchen, supper hall, supper room, kitchen, meeting room, male and female toilets, mezzanine spectator gallery, original council chamber room.

Contact:

Waikato District Council - Tuakau office

Waikaretu Hall 

Waikaretu Hall

Location: Waikaretu Valley Road, Waikaretu (opposite 1448 Waikaretu Valley Road school)

Floor Area: 214 m2

Details: The Waikaretu Hall was built in 1940 and features a metal carpark, grassed area and deck. Inside the hall has a variety of rooms including a main hall, lobby, kitchen, storage plus male and female toilets.

Contact:

Ray Walker
Phone: 09 232 8003
Email: walbury@xtra.co.nz

Whangarata Community Hall

Whangarata Community Hall

Location: 6 Ewing Road, Tuakau

Floor Area: 152 m2

Details: The Whangarata Community Hall is the original school building and was built in 1926. It has one main hall, a kitchen, toilets, chairs, and tables. The hall is mainly used by residents for various events and is available to hire to locals and those from afar.

Contact:

Trevor Hayde
Phone: 027 596 3073
Email: hayde.pukekohe@xtra.co.nz

Whitikahu Hall

Whitikahu Hall

Location: 735 Whitikahu Road, Whitikahu

Floor Area: 300m2

Details: The Whitikahu Hall was built in 1938 and features a main hall, kitchen, chairs, and tables. It is used by the karate club and the local tennis club uses the facility as clubrooms during the summer. Private functions and meetings are held in the hall and the local school use the facility for events and productions. Chairs and tables are available for hire.

Contact:  

Andrea Kurth
Phone: 021 141 5281
Email: andreakurth@me.com

Allan Crouch
Phone: 027 228 6173

Facebook: @whitikahuhall

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